First-year law students take a required set of courses listed below, as well as a 1L elective in the spring. The list of electives available changes each year. Additional degree requirements include the successful completion of a class designated as meeting the professional responsibility requirement, 40 core credit hours in the second and third years, two courses with a substantial writing component, and eight total credits in experiential courses.

The courses listed below are loosely grouped into categories for ease of reading, although no formal groupings exist in our curriculum. These lists include courses taught in the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years. Not all of these courses are offered every year, but this list will give you a representative sample of the variety of courses we might offer over any two-year period. Other new courses will likely be offered during your time at the Law School. To browse course descriptions for the current year, visit my.UChicago.

First Year Courses

Upper Level Courses
Administrative Law
Clinical Courses
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
Commercial, Business, and Labor Law
Courts, Jurisdiction, and Procedure
Equality and Human Rights
Family Law, Property Rights, Torts, and Insurance
Health Law
Intellectual Property, Technology Law, and Entrepreneurship
International and Comparative Law
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
Legal History
Skills, Legal Practice, and Ethics

Complementary, Multi-Disciplinary, and Cross-Listed Courses

Determination of Credit Hours For Coursework: Given the Law School's practice of requiring no less than two hours of out-of-class student work for every hour of in-class instruction (ABA Standard 310), below is some guidance on the awarding of credit:

Determination of Credit Hours for Coursework